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by Balasar
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Norn's Sanctum
Topic: Balancing Combat
Replies: 5
Views: 12063

Re: Balancing Combat

You’d be surprised how quickly the party’s abilities escalate. I’ve got one player who recently boosted his parry to 24 with some clever multiclassing, a couple metas, and a little help from the party blacksmith.
by Balasar
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Norn's Sanctum
Topic: Blizzards?
Replies: 2
Views: 9205

Re: Blizzards?

This would have been a much better way of running it. I felt like I narrated things well, but I also felt like my players were well equipped to shut it down, so I was in a position where it was either “well this is over now” or “Yeah no that doesn’t work.” Like the frost mauler gauntlets on a berser...
by Balasar
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Norn's Sanctum
Topic: Blizzards?
Replies: 2
Views: 9205

Blizzards?

I have done a...subpar job thus far of emphasizing the apocalyptic environment. My players *always* forget that it’s always night, and I’ve done very little with the cold aspects. I’ve decided that a great way to drive home the cold and ice is with a blizzard. I want to run it as a skill challenge a...
by Balasar
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Runic Game System
Topic: Blood Wolves
Replies: 1
Views: 4849

Blood Wolves

Hey, not asking anything about the mechanics of blood wolves, just curious how people like to describe their appearance for their game. Do they look different from a normal wolf, or is the only difference size, basically making them dire wolves? Is it some sort of gruesome, macabre, blood creature? ...
by Balasar
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Norn's Sanctum
Topic: Grappling
Replies: 3
Views: 7510

Re: Grappling

How in the world did he get a size 10 nanus drake? That's like five instances of giant size. And how much realm ore does it take to feed the thing? Well he grabbed giant size as soon as it was available to him, and then planned out his passive powers specifically to get as many instances of Keen Ap...
by Balasar
Wed May 13, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Norn's Sanctum
Topic: Grappling
Replies: 3
Views: 7510

Grappling

Hey, just wondering if there are any suggested methods for handling initiating and breaking grapples in combat. I’ve been running it as essentially if you’re same size as your opponent or larger, play a physical rune to grapple, and the target has the option of paying a physical rune to counter. It ...
by Balasar
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Lords of the Ash & The Illuminated Edda
Topic: Bloodsmithing and Preternatural ____ Prowess
Replies: 3
Views: 3570

Re: Bloodsmithing and Preternatural ____ Prowess

Dvergar lore book sounds fascinating! My players are learning about the Whitesmith’s Guild now, and Svalms is gonna reward them each with personalized Dvergar engineering items. I also have plans for an evil blacksmith villain, and the Dvergar lore sounds wildly helpful for such an undertaking. In r...
by Balasar
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Lords of the Ash & The Illuminated Edda
Topic: Bloodsmithing and Preternatural ____ Prowess
Replies: 3
Views: 3570

Re: Bloodsmithing and Preternatural ____ Prowess

Also, while on the topic of skills in LOTA, Burial has a line that reads “An Angel of Death utilizing this skill is automatically granted 1 free success is her specialization matches how the deceased perished.” Is that specialization determined by subclass? I didn’t see anything to denote a speciali...
by Balasar
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Lords of the Ash & The Illuminated Edda
Topic: Bloodsmithing and Preternatural ____ Prowess
Replies: 3
Views: 3570

Bloodsmithing and Preternatural ____ Prowess

Flipping through LOTA skills, and I see Bloodsmithing and Preternatural Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Prowess. Thing is, the only other place in the entire book I see bloodsmithing is in the item description for Laevettin, which is still 1 more time than I see any of the preternatural skills. Are ...
by Balasar
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Lords of the Ash & The Illuminated Edda
Topic: Drunken Songs Passive Power
Replies: 1
Views: 1356

Drunken Songs Passive Power

The exact wording of Drunken Songs is “If you are drunk, add 5’ range per level of drunken level (0-4).”

What does this apply to? Attacks? Spells? Spell songs? Everything?